Chapter 1: Online Programme
Reading Group

As well as discussions and sharing sessions, our first chapter also included a four-part online reading group which provided a space to explore the issues relating to land, water, farming and food, covered in the discussion more in-depth. We took an expanded notion to ‘reading’, with each session including both a text as well as a film. Materials were shared with participants in advance, but we also read and watched them together during the session, followed by an open and informal discussion in mixed language between Indonesian / English to make space for each participant to speak in the language they felt most comfortable with. For the texts, participants were invited to take it in turns to read aloud, reading for as long or as short as they liked. Unlike the discussion series, the reading groups were not live streamed, but by registration only, creating a safe space to share and test out ideas. Below we share a description of each of the four reading sessions as well as reading materials.

Reading Group

Reading Group #4: Patents, TRIPs and The Second Coming of Columbus
by Uriel Orlow

For the last session in our four-part online reading group, we discussed the extractive practices of intellectual property rights and patenting of natural resources and indigenous knowledge systems, which, to quote Vandana Shiva, is “at the heart of the new colonialism”. Increasingly, global...

Chapter 1: Online Programme Reading Group
Chapter 1: Online Programme Reading Group

Reading Group

Reading Group #3: Outside the House, Between the Forests and Fields, Bounty is Not Yet Exhausted
by Basim Magdy

This reading session session took place on: Friday, 7 August 2020, 16.00-18.00 (GMT +7) [caption id="attachment_1540" align="alignleft" width="1200"] Screenshot of the third reading group with the participants on the left and our reading material, an essay by Anna Tsing, on the right. // Right:...

Chapter 1: Online Programme Reading Group
Chapter 1: Online Programme Reading Group

Reading Group

Reading Group #2: The World is Our Household! Let’s Take Care of It!
by Marwa Arsanios

This reading session session took place on: Friday, 31 July 2020, 16.00-18.00 (GMT +7) [caption id="attachment_1516" align="alignleft" width="1200"] Photo of the 2nd reading group, with reading material in front of the screening of “Who is Afraid of Ideology? Part II” (2019), a film by...

Chapter 1: Online Programme Reading Group
Chapter 1: Online Programme Reading Group

Reading Group

Reading Group #1: How to value land?
by Irmgard Emmelheinz and Riar Rizaldi

This reading session session took place on: Friday, 14 July 2020, 16.00-18.00 (+7 GMT) [caption id="attachment_1506" align="alignleft" width="1280"] Still from ‘Kasiterit’ (2019) a film by artist Riar Rizaldi.[/caption]   Materials for this group: Screening: ‘Kasiterit’...

Chapter 1: Online Programme Reading Group
Chapter 1: Online Programme Reading Group